Barack Obama is a "good person": Robert De Niro

Sep 04, 2013, 23:57 IST | PTI

President Barack Obama has his share of critics but Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro is not one of them.

"The Taxi Driver" star believes Obama is a good person. De Niro also believes that it would be impossible for the President to deliver on all his promises, the Wrap reported quoting De Niro's Dujour interview.

Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro. Pic/AFP

"He's a good person, period. He's trying his best. He's going to do things that people feel are not right or violating one right or another. But at the end of the day, he represents, I think, the best of the type of people that I would like to see running the government.

He has to play that game, the political game. They all do. They make statements they can't honor because they're impossible to honor," he told the magazine.

The 70-year-old said it must be hard for Obama to work under so much criticism. "... You have to make these choices with the government, and you're going to be criticized.

If you took the time to explain it all to the public, they'd say, 'OK, I get it'. Can you explain to everybody? No. You just have to say, 'I made this choice because I felt it was the right choice'." 

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